New Featured Article!
“Valuing and Evaluating Marine Ecosystem Services: Putting the Right Price on Marine Environments?”
August 31, 2018
The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month’s article—”Valuing and Evaluating Marine Ecosystem Services: Putting the Right Price on Marine Environments?”—comes from Volume 5 (2014). In their article, Julian Clifton, Leanne C. Cullen-Unsworth, and Richard K. F. Unsworth explain how the flow of ecosystem services from coral reefs, seagrass meadows, and mangrove forests sustains the livelihoods of billions of people worldwide. Faced with the global degradation of marine and coastal ecosystems, policy makers are increasingly focusing on ecosystem service valuation techniques to encourage conservation and sustainable use of marine resources. The article provides a review and synthesis of the available information on economic valuation techniques as applied to tropical marine habitats.
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(more…)Tags: conservation policy, coral reefs, environmental valuation, Julian Clifton, Leanne C. Cullen-Unsworth, mangrove forests, Richard K. F. Unsworth, seagrass meadows